Welcome to the SeaWiFS Bio-optical Archive and Storage System (SeaBASS), the publicly shared archive of in situ oceanographic and atmospheric data maintained by the NASA Ocean Biology Processing Group (OBPG). For information on how to search for data, please refer to the "Get Data" menu options. For information about preparing files for submission to SeaBASS, refer to "Contribute Data."

Recent Data Updates

Date Investigator Cruise Parameters
2020-03-20 Ken Buesseler EXPORTSNP conc_pb_210,conc_po_210,conc_ba_total,ba_138_134_d_delta
2020-03-16 Emmanuel Boss TaraPacific Wt,sal,PAR,VSF470_124ang,VSF532_124ang,bbp470,bbp5322
2020-02-24 Susanne Menden-Deuer naames_2 abun_zoop,chl_experiment,u,lightlevel
2020-02-05 Craig Carlson EXPORTSNP DOC,TOC,TDN,3H_leu,bacterioplankton
2020-01-31 Susanne Menden-Deuer naames_3 chl_experiment,u,u_ph,photoacclimation_index
2020-01-30 David Siegel [Multiple cruises] Wt,Sal,stimf,trans,oxygen,lu,ed,es
2020-01-24 Amy Maas EXPORTSNP zooplankton_identification,abundance,rate_respiration_O2_ind,rate_respiration_C_ind,rate_production_DOC_ind
2020-01-23 David Siegel EXPORTSNP Lu, Ed, Es, PAR, chl_stimf
2020-01-13 Craig Carlson naames_1 bactP,DOC,bact_abun,TDN,NH4,PO4,SiO4,NO2_NO3,NO2
2020-01-13 Craig Carlson naames_2 bactP,DOC,bact_abun,TDN,NH4,PO4,SiO4,NO2_NO3,NO2



New: Data Submission Special Requirements

A new Data Submission Special Requirements page has been launched. It has requirements and examples for various types of data. When preparing a new submission, check to see if your data type is listed on that page. If so, review the conditionally required metadata, and optionally read tips or examples for formatting your files.

Importantly, some submissions must now include a checklist document listed under required extra documents. Checklists forms were designed to standardize and better preserve critical methods and analysis details that are part of community vetted protocols.


SST validation reprocessing

SeaBASS SST Validation results are being reprocessed to R2019.0 (Aqua- & Terra-MODIS) and R2016.2 (SNPP-VIIRS). Over the coming weeks the results files will be in flux, and might be updated multiple times. The old match-ups are available here.


New: SST Validation

Results are now available from a new sea surface temperature (SST) validation system providing ground-truth of satellite-borne measurements via comparisons with coincident in situ temperature measurements. Successful match-ups are compiled into one global file per date for each different sensor, and made available via a simple web-based search engine and API. More info. Produced in collaboration with the SST group at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science at the University of Miami.